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Music won't play

I think I may have corrupted my files..not sure. It was doing okay, but after I downloaded some Mp3s I unplugged it from the computer and now the music won't play. You can scroll and select, but once you do the music won't play, the counter won't move. Then every song on the player has the same title. I just got a new computer, couldn't figure out how to shut it down, so I just unplugged it...which is why I think I might have corrupted the files. Any suggestions/ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Music won't play

You may want to reformat the player or use Sansa Updater to make sure your firmware is up to date

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